Friday, December 24, 2010

Sugar High

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This post is titled "sugar high" because I am pretty sure that Ethan has never, in his short little life, had as much sugar as he had today. We made sugar cookies and decorated them with icing and sprinkles.

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My sweet little man has his apron on and is ready to bake! Casey said he looks so grown up in this photo, and I agree. Not sure I like that.

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The first thing we did was mix up the dough. Here Ethan is adding all the butter pieces to the bowl. For some reason, he loved this part and was very serious about it.

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I gave Ethan his own ball of dough to work with. He rolled it and patted it and had the best time. Made me think of Pat-A-Cake, which he used to love as a little baby (just like Logan loves it now). Ethan also helped me cut out the shapes. He called the candy cane cookies, "J" cookies. Then he wanted to eat the dough. I can't say I blame him...so I told him he could have a little bitty bite. Naturally, he loved it. Then, he would periodically ask for "another little bitty bite, mommy."

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For a girl who doesn't do well with messes, we sure made a huge one today. Here Ethan is showing me his "dirty" hands as he says. He has a little bit of his mommy in him and doesn't like to get too messy either. We had dough on the floor, flour everywhere, and I think there may still be sprinkles in various places on my kitchen floor. But we had fun with this mess.

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It took a little strength to squeeze the icing out of these bottles, but he finally got it. He only wanted to do two cookies like this and just wanted to do sprinkles on the other ones.

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He had a great time picking out which sprinkles to use and then shaking them on there all by himself. The finished products look very festive. Of course, we had to sample the fruits of our labor...and they were tasty! Between the "little bitty bites" of dough and the sugar cookie tasting, Ethan didn't have much room for his lunch today. Oh, well...it's Chrismas only once a year!

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3 comments:

Emily said...

Gorgeous cookies!!! And Ethan is quite the artist!

Mary said...

Glad you had a good time! His cookies look better than the ones our boys did! ;o)

Anonymous said...

I love the smirk on Ethan's face as he squeezes the bottle!!